Topic: Disaster Relief and Recovery
Posted on 7/9/2014
President of the New York State Broadcasters Association (NYSBA) David Donovan described broadcasters’ response to the storm, "There is no doubt that the New York broadcast system continued to function and provide life-saving information during Hurricane Sandy. In many areas it was the only service available to connect the community with first responders." Donovan noted, "[New York’s broadcasters] are to be congratulated for their herculean efforts to keep the public informed."
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More than 2.47 million American jobs depend on broadcasting, and the local broadcast radio and television industry - and the businesses that depend on it - generate $1.17 trillion annually for the nation's economy.